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Harder than you think! Leave your HVAC repairs to the pros!

December 19, 2017

Like any homeowner, you probably try and do what you can to make your own home improvements. Maybe you like the challenge of learning new things and building pride of ownership that you can some day pass down to your heirs. Or maybe it’s simpler than that: You want to save money by doing it yourself and not shelling out money to the pros since you can “probably” do it yourself. Let’s stop right there. You “probably” are underestimating the skill and experience required to do some of the work – especially if it’s HVAC repairs. YouTube videos only get you so far, but a little humor will get your farther:

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.

My air conditioner is really quiet. I can barely hear how much it’s costing me.

Why are computers like air conditioners? They quit working properly when you open Windows.

Yes, I love over-paying my utility bills every month. Said no one in the history of time.

There’s no shortage of funny, disastrous pictures on the web of those who tried to go it alone, but cutting corners or not knowing the unknown can also be dangerous and not a laughing matter. But here’s a short, smart list of things that you CAN do with your HVAC system at this time of year:

Proper Maintenance Schedule

When was the last time you had your system professionally serviced/cleaned? If you can’t remember, it’s probably long overdue.

Programmable Thermostat

If you haven’t got one already, installing a programmable thermostat can save you up to 15% on your heating bill. Why heat the house if no one is home?

Replace the Filter

Part of regular maintenance includes installing a new furnace filter. Keeping a clean filter will eliminate dust and dander from the air, but also help your furnace operate at its most efficient level – saving you money in the long term.

Whole-house Humidifier

Dry air causes irritation to skin, eyes and air passages. While your furnace’s heating process will dry out air, be sure to install a humidifier to restore dampness to the air. The moist air will feel warmer because warm, moist air is more comfortable than dry, hot air.

The team at MaxAir can help put your mind at ease this winter by giving your HVAC system an inspection as well as make any improvements you’ll need for a safe, warm winter. Don’t try and figure it out yourself, call us today and we’ll make sure you’re good to go this year and every year.

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